무당

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Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 巫堂.

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무당 (mudang) (hanja 巫堂)

  1. A shaman, sorceress, seeress, soothsayer, witch, usually female.

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  • 계집심방 (gyejib simbang)
  • 무녀 (巫女, munyeo)
  • (, mu)
    • 巫는 계집 심방이오 祝은 男人 심방이라 (楞嚴經諺解 8:117, 1461) (mu-neun gyejib simbang-io chug-eun namIn simbang-ira (reungEomgyeong-eonhae 8:117, 1461)) The mu is a female soothsayer, whereas the chug a male one.

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